power up

verb
powered up; powering up; powers up

Definition of power up

transitive verb

: to cause to operate power up the computer

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Other Words from power up

power-up \ ˈpau̇(-​ə)r-​ˌəp How to pronounce power up (audio) \ noun

Examples of power up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When long-haul trucks need to power up mid-journey, far more powerful chargers are going to be needed. Jason Thomson, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 May 2021 The typical offshore turbine from GE is massive, measuring 220 m across and 248 m high, and producing 12-14 MW of power on average – or enough to power up to 12,600 homes. Ariel Cohen, Forbes, 20 May 2021 Electric power will be available to power up tools and charge their batteries at work sites and campsites. Los Angeles Times, 19 May 2021 While this was due to a combination of limiting myself to short drives and my hotel — Parker Palm Springs — having a place to power up, most of the latest EV models also average 250 miles per charge. Isis Briones, Travel + Leisure, 15 May 2021 There will be shots on Saturday against Indy Eleven, Williams says, because this Birmingham Legion FC squad in its third season of existence is built for speed on the edge, power up the middle and goals, goals and more goals. Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, al, 30 Apr. 2021 That’s enough to power up to 20 million homes. Revenue: $11.8 billion last year, ranking No. 270 on the Fortune 500. Dallas News, 15 Oct. 2020 While Ingenuity initially received its charge from Perseverance, the autonomous rotorcraft will now rely on the sun to power up. Julia Musto, Fox News, 7 Apr. 2021 Wireless robotic vacuum cleaner vacumes tile, hardwood flooring, and short carpet – Easy 1 touch power up! Maren Estrada, BGR, 5 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of power up

1970, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of power up was in 1970

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Last Updated

7 Jun 2021

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“Power up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/power%20up. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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